Press Box


  • January 13, 2017
    NMU Alumni Named State Winners in Samsung Contest

    Two NMU alumni teachers—Becky Simmons of Marquette and Yuriy Drubinskiy of Garden City, Kan.—each received $25,000 technology packages for their schools as state winners in the Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” competition. They and other state champions will vie to become national finalists and ideally advance toward the top prize of a $150,000 technology grant.

  • January 12, 2017
    Hiawatha Student Chapter Co-Hosts Concert

    The Evan and Tom Leahy Band will open the 2017 Warm Up Wednesday concert series co-sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the NMU student chapter. The father-son duo will play Irish and American folk and bluegrass tunes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Free pizza is included with admission, which is $5 for HMC members and $7 for non-members.  

  • January 11, 2017
    UP-AHEC Receives Continuation Funding

    The Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center (UP-AHEC) at NMU has received continuation funding of nearly $185,500 to implement program goals in all 15 U.P. counties. The regional center is part of the broader Michigan AHEC coordinated by Wayne State University, which is designed to improve access to primary care for all state residents. Through recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as special clinical education programs, MI-AHEC seeks to expose disadvantaged students to health care opportunities, expand the number of underrepresented minorities in the health professions, and encourage students and health professionals to work in medically underserved areas. 

  • January 9, 2017
    Science on Tap Talk Explores Beaver Island History

    The next Science on Tap presentation is titled "Pirates, Pearlware and Pipes: Using Archaeology to Peer into Beaver Island's Past." Northern Michigan University professor Scott Demel will discuss some of the discoveries he and NMU students have made during summer archaeological field schools on the Lake Michigan island. The talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the upstairs community space at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. It is free and hosted by NMU’s chapter of Sigma XI-The Scientific Research Society.

  • January 6, 2017
    NMU Receives Jump Start Funding

    Northern Michigan University received a $50,000 award to fund the sixth year of its Jump Start Program, under the direction of Shirley Brozzo in the Multicultural Education and Resource Center. Jump Start is a King Chavez Parks initiative of the State of Michigan. It is designed to improve retention rates of academically and economically disadvantaged students through academic and career workshops and networking opportunities.

  • January 4, 2017
    Cianciolo Named GSA Fellow

    NMU Social Work Professor Patricia Cianciolo was awarded Fellow status through the behavioral and social sciences section of the Gerontological Society of America. GSA fellowship is the highest class of membership and acknowledges outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. Cianciolo recently received the award at the society’s 69th annual scientific meeting in New Orleans.

  • December 23, 2016
    NMU Grad's Photography Highlighted

    Julian Bunker, who studied photography at Northern, has shot scenic landscapes across the country during breaks from his electrician projects. But he told that his favorite subject is closer to home: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. MyNorth featured an article on Bunker and some of his winter photos of the site here. To see a more expansive collection of Bunker's landscape and wildlife shots from Michigan and beyond, visit his website here.

  • December 20, 2016
    Bruce Crossing Native's Bequest Funds NMU Scholarships

    An Upper Peninsula native and Northern Michigan University graduate has made a bequest of nearly $1 million to her alma mater. Olive (Kuehnl) Sain passed away at age 98 in Marquette. She was raised in Bruce Crossing and graduated from Ewen High School. The Olive Ann Kuehnl Sain Scholarship Fund will provide financial support for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at NMU. Priority will be given to graduates of Ewen-Trout Creek High School and preference to students with majors in health-related fields. 

  • December 20, 2016
    Three NMU Board Appointments Announced

    Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Lisa Fittante of Kingsford, Alexis Hart of Royal Oak and James Haveman of Grand Haven to the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees. The eight-member board is the governing body of the university.